In order to help Augusta University welcome elected officials, dignitaries, international guests, and elevate the University's profile on the state, federal, and international stages, the Augusta University Office of Protocol and Special Events created the Augusta University Protocol Guide. This document is intended to serve as a resource, providing support for community economic developers, local officials, and any Augusta University unit hosting international visitors and dignitaries, planning an event, or researching and learning about protocol fundamentals. The guide answers questions frequently asked of the Office of Protocol and Special Events and should help those preparing for official (and unofficial) occasions and functions. The Augusta University Protocol Guide is based on the information contained in the Georgia State Protocol Guide that was produced by the Georgia Department of Development International Relations division.
Augusta University's brand guidelines can be found here, and the Augusta University Style Guide can be found here. Guidelines based on our Augusta University Syle Guide and Brand Guidelines specifically for place cards, invitations, and name badges can be found here.
OPSE provides management and protocol expertise for members of the Augusta University community in support of high-level state, national, and international visitors and delegations to the AU campus, including visits by heads of state and senior government officials. Please click here to request assistance with an international visitor.
Please visit the Government Relations website for protocol regarding invited elected officials.
For additional information regarding international visitors, please see our event planning tools page.
You may also find the PDI-POA 2017 Protocol Resource Listing helpful as a list of additional resources.
If you have protocol specific questions, please don't hesitate to contact our office.